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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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MLL 112 - Writing Horror: Written Communication in Multicultural Setting

Units: 3
Aids in developing and refining academic writing and critical reading skills. With an emphasis on exposition and focusing on the genre of Horror, students will develop the writing skills to criticize, analyze, and advocate ideas with persuasion.

Repeatability: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Revise and edit written assignments, demonstrating a command of grammar, appropriate diction, and the mechanics of Standard English.
  2. Critically read, analyze, and evaluate a variety of fiction, non-fiction, and academic texts from a range of disciplines, focusing on rhetorical strategies and an understanding of audience, purpose, and context.
  3. Write well-developed, well-organized texts in multiple genres and media, including thesis-driven arguments; use a variety of rhetorical effects to address an audience appropriately and to enhance cogency and clarity.
  4. Produce 3 short essays and one final research paper (including drafts) totaling 5000 words minimum.
  5. Develop research skills and information competency: find, select, analyze, and evaluate outside sources; integrate the ideas of others into texts that express the writer’s own position.
  6. Understand the ethical uses of sources of all types, and use appropriate documentation format in writing and in multicultural presentations
  7. Compose texts that demonstrate a variety of sentence structures and organizational patterns, illustrating clearly the meaning, relationship and logic of ideas.
  8. Analyze, and apply genre conventions such as organizational styles, forms of evidentiary support, modes of presentation, and citation practices.

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